90 Minute Storygame: Prepare To Die

Player Rating4.06/8

"#423 overall, #28 for 2014"
based on 370 ratings since 08/31/2014
played 3,492 times (finished 405)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

Tags

War

This is a storygame written for Morgan_R's 90 Minute Storygame Jam. 

You are a soldier in a final battle to win back the land your king owns. The enemy have many more soldiers, but you have long distance weapons and are better prepared to fight. You have the upper hand... or do you? The enemy have a secret weapon, and only the best soldier can outsmart this final battle.

Player Comments

-My comments have small spoilers for those who have not read, and intend on reading, “90 Minute Storygame: Prepare To Die”.-
The short story itself was edited nicely, and I found it rather easy to make sense of the situations and choices presented. I knew when to use the bow and sword because of how well you had written your work. The little dialog and descriptive narration within the writing was not disappointing, but clear. Through this, I was able to understand what each character was saying, and how it held weight within the game. There was also a clear setting, meaning, I knew where I was within the story, and I understood the clear dangers and obstacles that were thrown at me. Even though you had written the game within ninety minutes, it flowed well. The story did not go off on a tangent or randomly deviate from the set course you were trying to reach.
With that said, I was left with some complaints and concerns about the reading itself. I do wish you had put more of an effort into the beginning of the game to properly expound upon the protagonist’s history. For example: who is this person, and why should I feel anything for him or her? Clarifying how he or she had gotten into the situation would have done well in adding to, and revealing this history. It would have also been wise to include the crucial events that lead up to the war, which would also help explain the reason for beginning the Battle. You also could have described the field itself, perhaps adding to the setting in a positive way while simultaneously painting a better image for the reader.
Unfortunately, because of the lack of details given, I found the story to be too short with a lot left to be desired. This also means that there is just as much room for improvement if you choose to continue writing and expanding on the universe this story was written in.
The ending I was able to reach was also well crafted, and helped explain an interesting turn within the battle itself. Even though it was short, I was able to clearly see the climax the story had reached as well as the falling action that shortly followed. Story wise, you have a good concept. I sincerely wish there was more to read, but I recommend changing the title of the game, it is quite deceptive.
-- EvilSmile on 1/15/2017 4:02:42 PM with a score of 0
This was a good story. The bow v.s. sword was a bit obvious, but for something written in 90 minutes, it's pretty good.
-- Rade on 5/3/2021 1:46:57 PM with a score of 0
This is an incredibly short game, but it's decently fun in its simplicity. It was easy to understand and follow, but it felt like a 50-50 at one of the choices, where you aren't given any hints or clues as to which choice will lead to your immediate death and which one will be your survival. I liked how you dropped the main character right into the action. It worked, and there was some interesting lore.
-- Calli_loves_zombies on 4/26/2021 4:14:23 PM with a score of 0
Amazing... Just amazing
-- Carter on 3/30/2021 7:47:22 PM with a score of 0
I think it was good but I was a little confused about how to play.
-- Olivesalid10 on 2/26/2021 6:17:09 PM with a score of 0
It is too short, and you needed more background info. Why are they fighting this war? What side are you on? Who are you?
-- stargirl on 12/4/2020 3:36:27 PM with a score of 0
A nice, solid storygame. It is average by all definitions of that word. Back when it was made it is a solid 4, but under current site standards I will rate it a 3.

It is pretty meh, and a big fault is the branching. The writing is okay, but when you have a story this short with the only real choice being at the end it just fall flat
-- MrAce321 on 11/19/2020 7:56:52 PM with a score of 0
Way too short
-- Jake on 9/4/2020 12:43:17 PM with a score of 0
Yay, I killed the Drug! This is still a 3/8 story though.
-- 325boy on 8/24/2020 5:13:01 PM with a score of 0
Spoilers might be in the comment so please read the storygame before reading this comment.

I am not familiar with the exact rules for the writing jam, but I get from other comments and context that this game was written within 90 minutes. For that I will judge it by that.

For a game of only 90 minutes of writing with play-testing and proofreading involved it is a very solid work. Using items instead of links to proceed does impress me a bit. I do not know how complicated it is to implement items in a game, since I never done that. I find the idea of that very clever though.

The plot was clearly understandable. Your a soldier you are in a war. Basically you had to judge the situation and use the right weapon in the right moment that is a good idea for mass combat.

The character overall and also the plot was indeed a bit shallow, but given the time limit I get that it was not easy.

The story was quite short and we did not get much background information about the war itself. Why are they even fighting a war? Is it for territory or riches?
It was sadly to short to be really captivating and also the descriptions lacked detail, which took away from the immersion quite a bit.

Taking all into consideration I can only give you a 3/8. For the harsh time limit it is a great story, but I think a higher score would be too much.
-- LJacko on 5/13/2020 4:00:10 AM with a score of 0
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